Par is the amount which is considered to be the standard or average.(noun)
An example of a par is the average expected performance on a test.
To par is defined as to score the standard score for a particular golf course.(verb)
An example of to par is to get a hole in two on a hole that is expected to take two swings.
The definition of par is normal, or equal to the standard.(adjective)
An example of par used as an adjective is in the phrase "par score" which means a score that is equal to the standard.
See par in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L, an equal, orig. adj.: see part
See par in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: From Latin pār, equal, that which is equal; see perə-2 in Indo-European roots.
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